Jul 20, 2012 6:00am PDT
confirmed that the suspect is 24-year-old james holmes. two witnesses that were inside the theater 9 described what happened next on nbc station kusa. >> he threw one gas -- like one teargas thing. >> landed in the row in front of us, hit the girl in front of us. then they exploded. >> he threw another one. >> yeah. >> i think that went to the right of us. >> did you see him starting to shoot people at that point? >> he actually waited. he looked so calm when he did it. it was, like, scary. he waited for the bombs both to explode before he even made any move. then after both of them exploded he began to shoot. >> the first shot was in the air. after that he started shooting towards -- >> no specific target. he let loose. >> some theatregoers said they thought it was part of the movie since it happened during an action scene. some of the bullets went into theater 8 also showing "the dark knigh knight". k can usa reports as police arrived they saw people rushing out of the theater. some in such bad shape police put them in the back of cruisers and rushed them to hospital themselves. 50
Jul 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
believes that mr. holmes didn't have help. that he acted alone. >> reporter: you know, that was the scary part for folks. there was rumors at one point that there was a second person involved. from what police say he was wearing a costume, so everybody was looking at everybody else in the theater wearing a costume, obviously being a batman movie, a lot of folks were dressed up. nobody knew what was going on. as they were leaving the theater, everybody thought there was an explosive device in the parking lot. everybody was being rushed away from the parking lot. nobody knew what was going on. now police are saying it appears that only one person was involved in this. clearly in the middle of the night talking with witnesses everybody thought there was more than one person involved. >> kevin torres with kusa. thank you very much. we'll check back in. >>> nicole williams is with the swedish medical center, a level one trauma center in the denver area. she joins us now by phone. i understand you have -- how many patients do you have from the aurora movie theater in your hospital now? >> sure.
Jul 23, 2012 9:00am EDT
, what kind of bomb would he have manufactured. >> james holmes, the suspect in the colorado shooting rampage is expected to make his first appearance in court about two hours from now. this comes as the police chief says emergency first responders averted a second crisis that night at the suspect's apartment. >> i have been told by the bomb experts that had someone opened that door it would have triggered that device it would have almost certainly killed or injured whoever opened the door and would have started a very big fire that would have been a real challenge for our fire department. >> joining me now is nbc's chris jansing of course, host of "jansing & co." and chris, as we -- as the authorities went into the apartment, now they're getting access to the apartment, his computer, things like that, we still don't have that answer that we in the press and we in the country i think all are looking for which is simply why did he do it. >> well, that is the key question. and it may be weeks, months, we don't know if we'll ever know from james holmes would provoked this terrible, terri
Jul 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
that are very favorable to republicans. >>> now details are emerging about james holmes, the 24-year-old suspect in the deadly colorado shooting am rage, a university at university of colorado will make his next appearance in court monday. family members are making funeral plans for victims of friday's shootings. mike, obviously the big noticeable question, i think, people have this morning is, what was the suspect on? was he on anything? what's the explanation for his bizarre behavior in court yesterday? >> reporter: well, chuck, there hasn't been any real explanation for it. there has been speculation, he might have been on maintenance medication. i was 15 feet away from him while he was sitting on the dock with co-counsel. he look like he was on something. heavy-lidded, falling out, not looking directly. one point there was a look of surprise. it did look like he was on something but that may have been his state of the mind. something happened to the once gifted student over a period of time that changed him from somebody who was alert and eager student, maybe an academic star who what he bec